Technology News Today, 03 September 2020 LIVE Updates: Samsung, Infinix Note 7 and more
Today Technology News live updates: Samsung, Infinix Note 7 and more
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G 7nm Compute Platform announced
Qualcomm has today announced the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G compute platform at IFA 2020. The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G compute platform is expected to be in commercial devices in late 2020. It offers superior performance and multi-day battery life, 5G connectivity, enterprise-grade security and AI acceleration, as well as advanced camera and audio technology.
The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 is designed to enable industry leading 5G PC experiences and build on the innovative first-generation Snapdragon 8cx 5G compute platform, which powered the World’s First 5G PC.
Sony WH-1000XM4 noise cancelling headphones launching in India
Sony WH-1000XM4 wireless active noise-cancelling headphones will be launched in India on September 18. The product is officially listed on Amazon India along with the launch date.
The listing on Amazon comes with the ‘Notify me’ option to let interested people know when the product will go live on the e-commerce website. The headphones will be initially sold through Amazon only but it could be available in offline retailers and other channels as well in India.
Vodafone launches Rs 109, Rs 169 prepaid plans
Vodafone Idea has announced two new prepaid plans for its customers in Delhi circle. The brand has introduced Rs 109 and Rs 169 prepaid plans for its users. These packs are live for both Vodafone and Idea Cellular subscribers in Delhi.
To start with the Rs 109 prepaid plan, users will get unlimited voice calls on local, national and roaming along with 300 SMSes. The pack offers 1GB of data for the entire validity and it comes with a validity of 20 days.
Huawei Enjoy 20 5G, Enjoy 20 Plus 5G smartphones announced
Huawei has today announced the launch of two new smartphones under its Enjoy series. The brand has introduced Enjoy 20 5G and Enjoy 20 Plus 5G smartphones in the country.
The Huawei Enjoy 20 is priced at 1699 yuan (approx. Rs 18,240) for the 4GB RAM with 128GB storage, while the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version costs 1899 yuan (approx. Rs 20,390). The Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus is priced at 2299 yuan (approx. Rs 24,675) for the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version and the 8GB RAM with 128GB storage version costs 2499 yuan (approx. Rs 26,830).
Redmi Smart Band launching on September 8 in India
Xiaomi backed Redmi will be launching a new fitness band in India on 8 September. Dubbed as Redmi Smart Band, the wearable will be the brand's first smart band in India and it will be launched at 12 P.M on the said date.
The company has announced the launch date on its official Twitter handle. Redmi India has not shared pricing or availability details for the smart band.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 Thom Browne Edition announced
Samsung recently introduced its foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Fold2. The brand has also introduced the new Thom Browne Edition for its latest foldable smartphone.
The latest limited edition comes with a price tag of $3,499, which roughly translates to Rs 2.93 lakh. The latest special edition smartphone comes with a grey finish at the back panel with Thom Browne signature brand colours. The box comes with a host of interesting accessories as well. There is a pebbled leather cover that comes in the box and the brand is also offering a limited-edition Galaxy Watch 3, which comes with two rubber straps in grey and brown colour options with both having Thom Browne signature brand colours.
The company is also giving a new special edition Galaxy Buds that is available in grey with Thome Browne signature stripes on them. Coming to the smartphone comes with the exclusive Thom Browne theme. The app icons are also changed and it also comes with Thom Browne wallpapers are also available.
One UI 2.5 update rolling out for Galaxy S10 series
Samsung recently rolled out OneUI 2.5 update to the Galaxy S20 series of smartphones. Now the company has also rolled out the same update to Samsung Galaxy S10 series as well.
Samsung Galaxy S10 series include Galaxy S10, Samsung Galaxy S10e, and Samsung Galaxy S10+ smartphones. As per a report of Sammobile, the Galaxy S10 update carries firmware version G973FXXU8DTH7, while the firmware versions for the Galaxy S10e and the Galaxy S10+ are G970FXXU8DTH7 and G975FXXU8DTH7 respectively.
Redmi 8A Dual receives Android 10 update
Xiaomi is rolling out Android 10 update to its Redmi 8A Dual budget smartphone in India. The Android update comes without MIUI 12 but the Redmi 8A Dual is eligible to receive the MIUI 12 update as well.
To recall, the Redmi 8A Dual smartphone was launched with Android 9.0 Pie operating system topped with MIUI 11.
Poco X3 to launch on September 7 globally
After announcing the launch date for Poco M2 in India, Poco has confirmed to unveil the Poco X3 on September 7, 2020. The launch date has been announced by the company on its Twitter handle.
Unlike the Poco M2 launch, Poco X3 launch event will be a global launch that will be live-streamed on the company's social media channels like YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. Poco X3 will be the direct successor of Poco X2 that was launched in India in February this year.
Read more: Poco X3 confirmed to launch on September 7
HP ZBook Fury 15, Fury 17 and ZBook Power announced
HP has announced the launch of its new range of laptops. The brand has introduced HP ZBook Fury 15, Fury 17 and ZBook Power laptops.
The HP Zbook Fury 15 comes with a starting price of $1989 and the ZBook Fury 17 is available at a starting price of $2039 and both the laptops will be available in September. The HP ZBook Power is expected to be available in the fall of 2020.
The company claims that the new ZBook Fury series provides better desktop-level performance. The ZBook Fury 15 is now 12 per cent smaller than the previous generation and the ZBook Fury 17 is 29 per cent smaller this year, making it the world’s smallest 17-inch mobile workstation with NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000. With NVIDIA professional graphics up to Quadro RTX 5000 or AMD Radeon RX, ZBook Fury is capable of providing performance for any visualization – from data science to machine learning to 3D rendering applications – while multitasking.
Infinix Note 7 confirmed to launch on September 16 in India
Infinix has confirmed that it will be launching its latest smartphone, the Infinix Note 7, in India. The brand has revealed that the smartphone will be launched in the country this month.
The company announced the launch date of Infinix Note 7 on its official YouTube channel. The company posted a video that reveals that the smartphone will be launched on September 16. To recall, the company introduced Infinix Note 7 and Note 7 Lite smartphones this year. One should also expect the company to make some announcements about the Infinix Note 7 Lite during the launch event.
Samsung launches 'The Premiere' Projector
Samsung Electronics announced its all-new 4K Ultra Short Throw laser projector, The Premiere, at its virtual press conference event “Life Unstoppable” on September 2. The Premiere will be available up to 130- and 120-inch models – LSP9T and LSP7T respectively.
Samsung will begin to rollout The Premiere globally starting from the US, Europe, Korea, and other regions later this year.
Nokia 2.1 receives Android 10 (Go Edition) update
HMD Global has now announced the Android 10 (Go edition) update to its latest budget-centric smartphone, the Nokia 2.1 Plus. The update brings a host of new features along with the latest Android operating system.
The update brings a new dark mode and it also adds a smart reply option. The update brings Android 10-based gesture navigation. Apart from this, the update brings additional controls for privacy and location.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 announced
Samsung has announced the launch of its new range of products during an event. The company has introduced Galaxy Tab A7 during the launch event. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 comes with a price tag of EUR 229 (approx. Rs 19,860) for the WiFi, while the LTE variant is priced at EUR 289 (approx. Rs 25,000). The tablet is available in Dark Gray, Silver and Gold colour options.
To start with Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 tablet, it comes with a 10.4-inch WUXGA+ display with a screen resolution of 2000 x 1200 pixels. The tablet is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor along with Adreno 610 GPU. The device comes with 3GB of RAM and up to 64GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 1TB via microSD card slot.
Read More: Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 announced
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